With stunning red rock canyons and breathtaking desert vistas, it’s no surprise that Condé Nast Traveler recently named Sedona’s Red Rock Scenic Byway one of the top 10 best drives in the United States. The 7.5-mile drive through Sedona isn’t long, but the scenic ride takes you through spectacular, rolling hills and vermilion-colored rock formations.
Sedona’s red rock country truly eludes description with its color-rich cliffs and miles of spectacular scenery. Below are three other must-experience drives in Sedona:
- Highway 89A to Enchantment Resort: After making the turn onto Dry Creek Road from Highway 89A, you will be blown away as you travel deep into one of Sedona’s most spectacular box canyons. Rolling hills provide incredible views at their peak and the temptation to pull over and snap a photo or two of the many color-rich panoramas is hard to resist.
- Highway 89A to Sedona Airport: From Uptown Sedona, head west on Highway 89A and turn south on Airport Road. A short, steep climb will take you up the hill to Airport Mesa, home of one of Sedona’s most well-known vortex spots and perhaps the most popular scenic viewpoint for sunrise and sunset.
- Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon: Head north on Highway 89A, past Uptown Sedona, for a peek at beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. The drive will take you along lush green, canyon landscapes and a beautiful creek, perfect for a quick, cool dip. With many popular hikes and scenic spots along the route, you are sure to revel in this stunning drive.
Buckle up and enjoy the ride!